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Today, I’m sharing from my upcoming release, Outcast, a paranormal romance. I’m working on blurb for as we speak. This is what I have so far. What do you think:
Leigh Alexander has lived every day of her life feeling like an outcast amongst her family and the small-minded people of Pine Hollow, a secretive community in which her parents had been a part of before she was born. When Danielle, Leigh’s younger sister, asks Leigh to come home for her wedding, Leigh’s torn between being there for her sister and keeping the promise she’d made to herself to never be around those people again.
Knowing she’ll regret her decision, Leigh gives into her sister and goes home for what she hopes is the last time. Leigh was prepared for people to ignore her, for them to shun her, for them to point out all the ways she didn’t belong all because she wasn’t a size perfect, but what she hadn’t been prepared for was falling for Ryan Hart, a man who knows all of the secrets Leigh’s family and the town of Pine Hollow refuse to tell her.
Revealing the truth about Pine Hollow and the rest of the Supernatural world might be forbidden, but to save Leigh’s life, Ryan will tell her everything about who she is, or more importantly who she isn’t, even if it will forever change her life and the lives of every person living in Pine Hollow.
I’ve seen the first draft of the cover, but we have to do a few minor tweaks, before we have a final draft. I’m so in love with it. I can’t wait to share it with you.
The follows my previous post. Ryan is still pacing outside the chapel doors waiting for the wedding party to arrive and thinking about his best friend, the sister of the bride, and how dysfunctional his pack is.
Thinking of Danielle’s differences turned my thoughts to why she was different and to why she lived in the human world and not in the supernatural one, and thinking of that person brought on an entirely new wave of nerves, as I anticipated seeing that particular female again, which made me pace faster. She was the real reason my wolf was about to jump out of my human skin, if the truth be told.
Danielle’s sister, Leigh, was human, voluptuous, delectable, and if I had my say, would be mine before the night was over. Despite the need for her coursing through my veins, the mere thought of her put me on edge. The jitters didn’t necessarily come from the way I felt about her, but from the way the rest of my pack felt about her. Every conversation I had or had overhead the two days we were at the hotel revolved around how angry, revolted, annoyed the person or persons were that she was there. I kept my mouth shut for fear of causing the poor woman and her family any more trouble, but I had a hard time doing so. My family and pack weren’t mean people to each other, but to outsiders, they could be outright vicious. They were trained to be. To survive in our pack, you had to outright hate anyone who wasn’t pack, or the Council would be displeased.
That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by. If you want to read more excerpts from other authors or if you want to join in the fun, stop by both blogs and peruse their sights.
***Shifter, Supernaturals Books 1, is a paranormal romance available for $2.99. Shifter is also available on Audio @ Audible.com*** Read by Margi Stephens
Abby is a plus size woman struggling to learn to love herself despite the damage her ex did to her mentally and psychically. For reasons unknown to her, she wakes one morning with an urge to adopt another cat. What she doesn’t know is that the cat she picks is actually Dimitri Sullivan, the son of a local shapeshifter pack’s alpha who was cursed by a powerful witch into the form of a common house cat after he had a one-nightstand with her. As the months pass, Dimitri finds himself falling in love with his new owner, but there is just one problem, she doesn’t know that he is her cat and she is currently dating his brother. When the witch that cursed him discovers that by falling for Abby, he is weakening her curse, she sets out to stop this from happening by any means necessary.
SHIFTER is a 374-page, stand-alone eBook.